CfP: National Seminar on Indic Ideas and Ideals of Justice “JusManthan Meemamsa” by MNLU, Nagpur [Aug 6]: Submit by June 20

CSSRL of MNLU, Nagpur is conducting a National Seminar on Indic Ideas and Ideals of Justice on August 6, 2022 and is making a call for papers for the same.

About the University

Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur (MNLU, Nagpur) was established by the Government of Maharashtra by way of enactment in 2014. Hon’ble Shri Justice Bhushan R. Gavai, Judge, Supreme Court of India, is the Chancellor of the University.

About Centre for Shaastric Studies and Research in Law (CSSRL)

The University established CSSRL to promote quality teaching learning pedagogy and research in Indic studies.

Through the Centre, the University offers certificate courses, undertakes research activities to develops necessary literature and understanding of the interface between Shaastras and modern law in association with Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit University, Ramtek. 

The vision of the centre is “Innovation in Law by Exploring Shaastric Wisdom”. 

The Centre is dedicated to promote legal and justice education, lawmaking process, legal and factual inquiries, argumentation, interpretation, and justice dispensation by exploring the Indic jurisprudence in the context of modern legal studies.  

About JusManthan, The Research Brand of CSSRL 

CSSRL formalises its research activities by according a nomenclature to its vision, objectives and creating a brand of its own – “JusManthan”. ‘Jus’ is a Latin word which means law as a system/aggregate/a whole; and ‘Manthan’ literally means brainstorming/churning.

This nomenclature is a Sva-Sangna or a term designed to suit the intended meaning. Going by the fusion of disciplines that CSSRL creates and provides platforms for, this name of a fusion character resonates with the vision of CSSRL.

The vision of CSSRL’s JusManthan finds inspiration from the Rig Vedic mantra of “Aa no bhadraaha krtavo yantu vishwatah” which means “Let noble thoughts come to us from everywhere” which has been adopted as a value statement of JusManthan. ‘Meemamsa’ means reflections, discussions or critical investigation.

JusManthan Meemamsa is the title under which CSSRL formalises its research endeavours in the form of modern-day seminars.

About the Seminar

The highest ideal of human life, evolved in India, is incorporated in a short but meaningful manner in the most popular prayer: Sarve Janaaha Sukhino Bhavantu – Let All People Be Happy. In social, legal, economic, political and every such societal parlance, the idea of happiness is rooted in the idea of justice; as, injustice becomes a cause of unrest. It is the idea of justice that enables activity towards protection of rights, liberties, performance of duties, maintenance of peace etc.

Recognising the importance of the ideas and ideals of justice expounded in Indic literature especially in the various vidyasthaanas of Shaastras, Upanishads, Puraanas, etc., CSSRL of MNLU, Nagpur is conducting a National Seminar on Indic Idead and Ideals of Justice.

Being a research centre of law that mines Indic intellectual heritage, CSSRL finds it to be its cherished responsibility to create platforms for exploring Indic principles of law and Indic jurisprudence towards discharging its humble duty to contribute towards the development of law by finding innovative solutions to meet the contemporary issues and challenges of law.

Thus, it is only befitting to the vision of MNLU, Nagpur and the mission of its Centre for Shaastric Studies and Research in Law, to do a manthan of the emerging dimensions of justice in the light of Indic jurisprudence.


The sub-themes of the seminar are:

  • Natural Rights, Human Rights and Legal Rights: Indic Perspectives on Duty-Right Corelation in a Welfare State
  • Indic Ideas on Economic Justice vis-à-vis Contemporary Laws
  • Dharma and Justice: Paradigm Shift Towards Dharmoprudence for Law and Governance in a Globalizing World
  • Indigenous Perspectives on Environmental Jurisprudence, Green Laws and ‘Ecological Justice’
  • Indic Insights for Evolving Principles of Gender Jurisprudence and Gender Justice
  • Indic Perspectives on Therapeutic Jurisprudence for Criminal Justice in a Welfare State
  • Indic Ideas on Emerging Dimensions of Juvenile Justice
  • Global Trends and Indic Perspectives of International Justice and Issues of Accountability
  • Conceptual Framework of Reason and Reasoning to the Idea of Justice
  • Social Justice through Pursuits of Advocacy and Legal Professional Ethics
  • Adjudication, Justicing and Judicial Activism: Indic Philosophies and Insights

The sub-themes mentioned above are illustrative and not exhaustive. Papers that strike practical relevance of the Indic Knowledge Systems to modern discipline of law and demonstrate the utility of Indic knowledge for contemporary issues and problems of law shall be preferred.


Selected papers from this seminar are proposed to be published. 


MNLU Nagpur invites students, researchers, faculties, academicians, members of the Bar and Bench, professionals and stakeholders pursuing law or any other academic degree to engage in this research endeavor of JusManthan Meemamsa on “Indic Ideas and Ideals of Justice” by submitting their abstracts of research papers on the sub-themes of this National Seminar.

Abstract Submission

An abstract of 250-300 words is expected and should be accompanied by the following details:

  • Sub-Theme
  • Title of the Abstract
  • Name of the Author(s)
  • Official Designation/Institutional Details
  • E-mail Address
  • Postal Address and Contact Number

Submission Guidelines

The author(s) of the selected abstracts will submit their papers observing the following guidelines:

  • Co-authorship is allowed up to maximum two co-authors for a paper. 
  • The title of the paper should be followed by the Name, Designation, Institutional Affiliation, E-mail Address and Contact Number
  • The paper should be submitted in MS Word (Compatibility Mode)
  • The paper should be in single column layout, 1 inch margin on all sides, Times New Roman font, font size 12 for main content and 10 for footnotes, single spacing, justified.
  • All submissions should be the original work of the author(s) and should not have been submitted for publication/published elsewhere in any form.

How to Submit?

  • Abstracts are required to be e-mailed to The subject line of the e-mail should read: Abstract Submission for JusManthan Meemamsa on ‘Indic Ideas and Ideals of Justice’.
  • Selected papers are to be e-mailed to and the subject line of the e-mail should read: Research Paper Submission for JusManthan Meemamsa on ‘Indic Ideas and Ideals of Justice’.

Registration Fee

The registration fees are as follows:

  • Students and Research Scholars: INR 500
  • Faculty, Academicians and Professionals: INR 750

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Important Dates

  • Last Date for Submission of Abstracts: June 20, 2022
  • Notification of Selection of Abstracts: June 27, 2022
  • Last Date of Registration and Fee Payment: July 4, 2022
  • Last Date for Submission of Papers: July 27, 2022
  • Date of Seminar: August 6, 2022

Contact Information

In case of queries, contact:

  • Ila Sudame: +91 99708 64534
  • Dr. Anchit Verma: +91 98898 22244
  • or write at

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